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PR COVERAGE  April to May 2018


BIG PROJECT MIDDLE EAST 

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

May 2018  USD 143,000  Print: 30,015  Online Views: 564,632/ month  Following the handover of the first  tower in Selects Group’s Marina Gate  project, Big Project ME catches up  with the developer and ALEC.   

                                                     

   

           


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CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS NEWS 

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

May 2018  USD 29,475  Print: 30,750  Online Views: 242,500 / month  The article features the growing  demand for fit out projects in the  region. 

   

   

       


EMIRATES 24|7 

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

April  19, 2018  USD 2,800  Online Views: 323,450 / month  ALEC mentioned in the article about  the Expo 2020 

   

Expo 2020 Dubai gathers leading experts for first in series of events on health and safety

 

Expo 2020 Dubai today brought together contractors, sub-contractors, project managers, regulators and partners in Dubai for the first of a series of health, safety, quality and environment (HSQE) leadership events. The session heard from a variety of stakeholders including Expo 2020’s construction and health and safety team leaders as well as regulators Dubai Municipality and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). It covered a wide selection of HSQE subjects related to the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Ahmed Al Khatib, Expo 2020 Dubai’s Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Delivery, told the conference that the health and safety of all workers on the site – which now number 15,000 – was a joint responsibility. He said: "This is about our collective commitment to do the right thing and to demonstrate leadership to all our teams to make sure the high standards Expo 2020 has set are enforced across the project." "The scale of the challenge facing us will grow greater and it is up to all of us to meet that challenge head on and to succeed."

   


Tony Aikenhead, Chief Infrastructure and Delivery Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai added: "This is about providing leadership and a collective commitment to ensure that the high standards we have set at Expo 2020 are achieved. We are working very closely with all contractors and the Dubai authorities in a collaborative environment." The conference also heard from Redha Salman, Director of Health and Safety at Dubai Municipality; Issa Al Zarouni, Director of Inspections at MOHRE; Engineer Amin Ahmed, Director of the Dubai Central Laboratory, Dubai Municipality, Alya Al Harmudi, Dubai Municipality and Lieutenant Colonel Dr Sultan Al Jamal, who heads Dubai Police’s Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre. Dr. Sultan Al Jamal, Head of the Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre at Dubai Police said: "This is a team effort as we build on the work that we at Dubai Police have already achieved with Expo 2020 in ensuring the safety of workers on the site. This has also been done in collaboration with MOHRE, Dubai Municipality, and many others. "We are all in this together, supporting a global event that is of such major importance to Dubai and the UAE. We are all proud to be making this contribution." At peak, construction workers on the 4.38 sqkm site will number 35,000. Expo 2020 Dubai is on course to complete its shell and core construction a year before the World Expo opens on 20 October, 2020. To date, more than 14.5 million work hours have been completed on the Expo 2020 site. UAE-based companies are playing a leading role in the construction effort, including Al-Futtaim Carillion, Khansaheb, Orascom Besix, Arabtec, ALEC Engineering and Contracting, ASCG and Tristar Engineering, as well as Al Naboodah Construction. All major design elements are complete – the last being the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, a 150-metre wide, 67.5metre tall domed space that will be enjoyed by millions of visitors. Laing-O’Rourke will develop Al Wasl and two surrounding buildings. The development of Al Wasl Plaza will be managed by Meraas, with the steel work for the dome trellis provided by Cimolai-Rimond ME. The three theme districts are also progressing well. External cladding work on the three theme pavilions has begun and will be completed by the end of this year.

   


THE SEOULPOST 

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

April  19, 2018  USD 3,215  Online Views: 421,000/ month  ALEC mentioned in the article about  the Expo 2020 

   

Expo 2020 Dubai gathers leading experts for first in series of events on health and safety

DUBAI, 19th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Expo 2020 Dubai today brought together contractors, sub-contractors, project managers, regulators and partners in Dubai for the first of a series of health, safety, quality and environment (HSQE) leadership events. The session heard from a variety of stakeholders including Expo 2020’s construction and health and safety team leaders as well as regulators Dubai Municipality and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). It covered a wide selection of HSQE subjects related to the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.

   


Ahmed Al Khatib, Expo 2020 Dubai’s Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Delivery, told the conference that the health and safety of all workers on the site – which now number 15,000 – was a joint responsibility. He said: "This is about our collective commitment to do the right thing and to demonstrate leadership to all our teams to make sure the high standards Expo 2020 has set are enforced across the project." "The scale of the challenge facing us will grow greater and it is up to all of us to meet that challenge head on and to succeed." Tony Aikenhead, Chief Infrastructure and Delivery Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai added: "This is about providing leadership and a collective commitment to ensure that the high standards we have set at Expo 2020 are achieved. We are working very closely with all contractors and the Dubai authorities in a collaborative environment." The conference also heard from Redha Salman, Director of Health and Safety at Dubai Municipality; Issa Al Zarouni, Director of Inspections at MOHRE; Engineer Amin Ahmed, Director of the Dubai Central Laboratory, Dubai Municipality, Alya Al Harmudi, Dubai Municipality and Lieutenant Colonel Dr Sultan Al Jamal, who heads Dubai Police’s Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre. Dr. Sultan Al Jamal, Head of the Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre at Dubai Police said: "This is a team effort as we build on the work that we at Dubai Police have already achieved with Expo 2020 in ensuring the safety of workers on the site. This has also been done in collaboration with MOHRE, Dubai Municipality, and many others. "We are all in this together, supporting a global event that is of such major importance to Dubai and the UAE. We are all proud to be making this contribution." At peak, construction workers on the 4.38 sqkm site will number 35,000. Expo 2020 Dubai is on course to complete its shell and core construction a year before the World Expo opens on 20 October, 2020. To date, more than 14.5 million work hours have been completed on the Expo 2020 site. UAE-based companies are playing a leading role in the construction effort, including Al-Futtaim Carillion, Khansaheb, Orascom Besix, Arabtec, ALEC Engineering and Contracting, ASCG and Tristar Engineering, as well as Al Naboodah Construction. All major design elements are complete – the last being the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, a 150-metre wide, 67.5metre tall domed space that will be enjoyed by millions of visitors. Laing-O’Rourke will develop Al Wasl and two surrounding buildings. The development of Al Wasl Plaza will be managed by Meraas, with the steel work for the dome trellis provided by Cimolai-Rimond ME. The three theme districts are also progressing well. External cladding work on the three theme pavilions has begun and will be completed by the end of this year.

   


MENA HERALD  

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

April 19, 2018  USD 2,950  Online Views: 270,500 / month  ALEC mentioned in the article about  the Expo 2020 

   

Expo 2020 Dubai gathers leading experts for first in series of events focusing on health and safety Thursday 19 April 2018

Dubai - MENA Herald: Expo 2020 Dubai today brought together contractors, sub-contractors, project managers, regulators and partners in Dubai for the first of a series of health, safety, quality and environment (HSQE) leadership events. The session heard from a variety of stakeholders including Expo 2020’s construction and health and safety team leaders as well as regulators Dubai Municipality and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).

   


It covered a wide selection of HSQE subjects related to the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Ahmed Al Khatib, Expo 2020 Dubai’s Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Delivery, told the conference that the health and safety of all workers on the site – which now number 15,000 – was a joint responsibility. He said: “This is about our collective commitment to do the right thing and to demonstrate leadership to all our teams to make sure the high standards Expo 2020 has set are enforced across the project.” “The scale of the challenge facing us will grow greater and it is up to all of us to meet that challenge head on and to succeed.” Tony Aikenhead, Chief Infrastructure and Delivery Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai added: “This is about providing leadership and a collective commitment to ensure that the high standards we have set at Expo 2020 are achieved. We are working very closely with all contractors and the Dubai authorities in a collaborative environment.” The conference also heard from Redha Salman, Director of Health and Safety at Dubai Municipality; Issa Al Zarouni, Director of Inspections at MOHRE; Engineer Amin Ahmed, Director of the Dubai Central Laboratory, Dubai Municipality, Alya Al Harmudi, Dubai Municipality and Lieutenant Colonel Dr Sultan Al Jamal, who heads Dubai Police’s Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre. Dr. Sultan Al Jamal, Head of the Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre at Dubai Police said: “This is a team effort as we build on the work that we at Dubai Police have already achieved with Expo 2020 in ensuring the safety of workers on the site. This has also been done in collaboration with MOHRE, Dubai Municipality, and many others. “We are all in this together, supporting a global event that is of such major importance to Dubai and the UAE. We are all proud to be making this contribution.” At peak, construction workers on the 4.38 sqkm site will number 35,000. Expo 2020 Dubai is on course to complete its shell and core construction a year before the World Expo opens on 20 October, 2020. To date, more than 14.5 million work hours have been completed on the Expo 2020 site. UAE-based companies are playing a leading role in the construction effort, including Al-Futtaim Carillion, Khansaheb, Orascom Besix, Arabtec, ALEC Engineering and Contracting, ASCG and Tristar Engineering, as well as Al Naboodah Construction. All major design elements are complete – the last being the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, a 150-metre wide, 67.5metre tall domed space that will be enjoyed by millions of visitors. Laing-O’Rourke will develop Al Wasl and two surrounding buildings. The development of Al Wasl Plaza will be managed by Meraas, with the steel work for the dome trellis provided by Cimolai-Rimond ME. The three theme districts are also progressing well. External cladding work on the three theme pavilions has begun and will be completed by the end of this year.

   


CONSTRUCTION WEEK ONLINE 

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

April 20, 2018  USD 11,300  Online Views: 289,218 / month  ALEC mentioned in the article about  the Expo 2020 

   

Contractors attend Expo 2020 Dubai's health and safety event Neha Bhatia , April 20th, 2018

Expo 2020 Dubai recently hosted the first event in a series of leadership sessions to promote health, safety, quality, and environment (HSQE). The on-site team of Expo 2020 Dubai is currently 15,000-strong – with 14.5 million work hours logged so far – and at peak, construction workers on the 4.38km2 site will number 35,000. Construction contractors, sub-contractors, project managers, regulators, and partners attended Expo 2020 Dubai's event. Leaders from Expo 2020 Dubai’s construction and health and safety teams, as well as from Dubai Municipality and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), spoke at the session. READ: Expo 2020 Dubai construction projects top $42.5bn Topics covered during the session covered a wide range of topics related to health and safety. Ahmed Al Khatib, Expo 2020 Dubai’s senior vice president for real estate and Delivery, told the conference that the health and safety of all workers on the site was a joint responsibility. He added: "This is about our collective commitment to do the right thing and to demonstrate leadership to all our teams to make sure the high standards Expo 2020 has set are enforced across the project. "The scale of the challenge facing us will grow greater and it is up to all of us to meet that challenge head on and to succeed." Tony Aikenhead, chief infrastructure and delivery officer at Expo 2020 Dubai, added: "This is about providing leadership and a collective commitment to ensure that the high standards we have set at Expo 2020 are achieved. READ: Deadline to design Expo 2020 Dubai's UK pavilion extended "We are working very closely with all contractors and the Dubai authorities in a collaborative environment." Speakers at the conference included Redha Salman, director of health and safety at Dubai Municipality; Issa Al Zarouni, director of inspections at MOHRE; Eng Amin Ahmed, director of the Dubai Central Laboratory; Alya Al Harmudi from Dubai Municipality; and Lt Col Dr Sultan Al Jamal, head of the Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre at Dubai Police.

   


FROM THE ARCHIVES: Expo 2020 Dubai development progress Commenting during the event, Al Jamal said: "This is a team effort as we build on the work that we at Dubai Police has already achieved with Expo 2020 in ensuring the safety of workers on the site. "This has also been done in collaboration with MOHRE, Dubai Municipality, and many others. “We are all in this together, supporting a global event that is of such major importance to Dubai and the UAE. We are all proud to be making this contribution." UAE-based companies – including Al-Futtaim Carillion, Khansaheb, Orascom Besix, Arabtec, ALEC Engineering and Contracting, Tristar Engineering, and Al Naboodah Construction – are playing a key role in Expo 2020 Dubai's construction scheme. Shell and core construction will complete a year before Expo 2020 Dubai opens on 20 October, 2020. All major design elements for the project are complete, the last of which is the Al Wasl Plaza, a 150m-wide, 67.5m-tall domed space, which is one of the buildings Laing O'Rourke is developing. Additionally, external cladding work on the three theme pavilions has begun, and will be completed by the end of this year.

   


CLIMATE CONTROL MIDDLE EAST 

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

April 22, 2018  USD 2,315  Online Views: 140,700 / month  Smart 4 Power won the award in the  Retrofit Project of the year for Public  Buildings category 

     

Winners of RetrofitTech Awards felicitated Eventheld in conjunction w ith the Fourth U AE RetrofitTech Sum m it Benw en Lopez | | Apr 22,2018 | 9:48 am Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2018: The UAE RetrofitTech Awards announced the winners of its second edition. Envirofina, Smart4Power, Armstrong, Griffin Consultants, Luceco Middle East, Daikin, Enova, Dow Chemicals and Siemens were the winners, the organisers said in a Press communiqué. The awards were hosted under the patronage of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and officially supported by the Supreme Council of Energy, Etihad Energy Services and TAQATI, and was organised by ACM (Advanced Conferences & Meetings) Events on April 9, 2018. Some of the winners spoke exclusively with Climate Control Middle East and here is what they said. Speaking on the occasion, Alexis Gianniotis, Founder & CEO, Envirofina, said: “Good quality leads the way, and the event consolidated the most important people in the industry. We won in the ‘Best Commercial Building’ category where we retrofitted one of the biggest hypermarkets in the UAE with 280,000 LED lights, and they are witnessing savings.” Smart4Power won the award in the ‘Retrofit Project of the Year for Public Buildings’ category. Speaking on the win, Tharun Thomas, Energy Efficiency Business Manager and project manager for the winning project, said: “The award was for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing project, where we replaced 100,000 LED lights in 2,000 villas, in less than six months. The project has a potential to save 80% of the lighting energy, and over a lifetime of the lamp, it could save 6.4 million kWh of energy. It was the first project with Etihad ESCO, and it shows not just how competitive the proposal was but also the capabilities of delivering to the expectations of the customer.” Armstrong won in the category of ‘Innovation and Automation Systems’. Speaking on the win, Rajmohan Govindarajan, Building Systems & Solutions Manager Middle East & Africa, Armstrong, said: “We won the award based on our sensorless control technology of our pumping systems. The technology eliminated extra cost and achieved higher energy efficiency. Over the last 15 years, we perfected it and developed it into a parallel pumping level. This award also reflects the success of our local team serving the customers in the GCC region.” Griffin Consultants bagged the best energy consultancy award for the second year, said Hassan Younes, Director, Griffin Consultants. “When it comes to energy savings, it has been a good year for us. This year we are working on a project with the Abu Dhabi Water Electricity Authority (ADEWA) where we are working on eight buildings as a pilot project to reduce energy efficiency. We are also working with the Cleveland

   


Clinic to reduce their energy consumption. This award gives us the recognition that we are doing the right thing when it comes to energy,” Younes said. Luceco Middle East won the award for the ‘Lighting Innovation of the Year’. Speaking on the occasion, Arun Kumar, Area Manager – UAE, Jordan, Bahrain and Egypt, said: “We won the award for our Lux Frame, which is a 60×60 frame with LED lights, which has a better efficiency with low lumen output. The product has a low lumen output and a 32-wattage consumption, which reduces heat energy load by 20%.” Daikin Middle East won the best HVAC innovation award, said Michel Farah, Director – Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility, Daikin Middle East and Africa. “This is a very special award, although we have been awarded on energy efficiency in the past, here this was beyond energy efficiency, so they were looking at one of our projects that were installed in one of the biggest JAFZA ESCO projects with a very high proportion of savings with innovation. At the project, we use low-GWP refrigerants that has features to limit the power consumption,” Farah said. Enova won in three categories, ‘The Green Hotel of the Year’, ‘The Solar Retrofit of the Year’ and the ‘Contractor and FM Company of the Year’. Speaking on the achievements, Francisco Ramalheira, Director, Business Development and Marketing, Enova, said: “The solution for the green hotel encompasses a lot of innovation and the fact that we bring our upgrade into the equation. The solar retrofit project of the year shows our capability in complementing the energy performance contracts and delivering renewable solutions on site. The third award is a confirmation of our versatility because as a company we are capable of studying, executing and running the solution.” The Dow Chemical Company won in the category of the ‘Energy Retrofit Project of the Year’. Ammar A. Ali, Sales Manager, MENA, E&W Africa Region, Dow Construction Chemicals, said: “This award reflects our focus on sustainability and energy saving projects, and it also demonstrates the participation and commitment of the governmental and private sectors, which are driving towards energy efficiency and sustainability.”

   


UTILITIES‐ME.COM

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

April 11, 2018  USD 2,130  Online Views: 380,000 / month  ALEC bags solar project deal at Dubai  Hills Mall 

 

ALEC bags solar project deal at Dubai Hills Mall Leading construction company Alec Engineering and Contracting said its renewable energy business unit has been awarded a major contract by Emaar Development to develop a 6.5 MWp private solar power plant for its Dubai Hills Mall project. The retail destination is the latest addition to the premier lifestyle destination at Dubai Hills Estate, and will feature 2 million sq ft of leasable space spread out over ground and first floor levels, boasting more than 700 retail and F&B (food and beverages) outlets, family entertainment, cinema and supermarket. Located on the junction of Al Khail Road and Umm Suqeim Road, the solar power facility will include 24,000 solar panels on the mall roof and is expected to produce 10.5 million kwh/units of electrical energy in a year. With this move, the Emaar Development venture will be able to offset 4.62 milllion kg of CO2 every year, which is the equivalent to 1,673 passenger vehicles driven for one year. As per the deal, Alec Energy will carry out all of the system design, local approvals and construction and the plant will be built and commissioned in line with the construction program and be ready to operate in time for the mall opening, it stated. On the contract win, Alec Energy general manager James Stewart said: "We are very excited to collaborate with Emaar Development on this exciting solar project. Solar Energy is a smart choice and has many financial and environmental benefits especially in large malls which are large consumers of power." "This decision also assists the UAE in meeting their 2030 renewable energy targets," he added. Article published on 11 April 2018

   


CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS NEWS ME 

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

       

May 2, 2018  USD 320  1,163 people like this  1,182 people follow this  The  Construction Business News May  2018 issue  


GAVIN DAVIDS 

Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

   

May 2, 2018  USD 80  254 following  316 followers  ALEC was mentioned by Gavin Davids,  editor in chief of Big Project Magazine. 


GAVIN DAVIDS  Date  PR Value  Circulation  Synopsis 

   

May 2, 2018  USD 80  254 following  316 followers  ALEC was mentioned by Gavin Davids,  editor in chief of Big Project Magazine. 

   

PR Coverage April to May 2018  
PR Coverage April to May 2018